Fun Activities to Do While Your Kids are Home for the Summer

 

Summer vacation is just around the corner, and your littles are about to have 2-3 months school-free. Looking for fun activities you can do together this summer? Use this list of ideas to get the creative juices flowing as soon as the "I'm Bored"s start!

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Fun Activities to Do While Your Kids are Home for the Summer

  1. Build a blanket fort that takes over an entire room
  2. Sleep outside
  3. Make a glowing lava lamp
  4. Build a campfire and roast s'mores
  5. Chase fireflies
  6. Have a homemade pizza night with everyone's favorite toppings - and some adventurous ones, like this chocolate chip dessert pizza
  7. Have a water balloon fight
  8. Play in the sprinkler
  9. Have a backyard picnic
  10. Go for walks
  11. Make homemade kinetic sand
  12. Ride bikes
  13. Have a board game night
  14. Make healthy mermaid popsicles
  15. Plant seeds for flowers or vegetables and tend to them until they grow
  16. Turn the sidewalk or driveway into a work of art with chalk
  17. Visit a local museum
  18. Tour a local fire station
  19. Go to a park or playground
  20. Make a batch of homemade slime
  21. Volunteer
  22. Have a movie night with popcorn and snacks
  23. Lay in the yard and find shapes in the clouds
  24. Lay in the yard and identify the constellations
  25. Set up a backyard obstacle course with a "tightrope" (on the ground), jump ropes, hula hoops, and pool noodles
  26. Make giant bubbles
  27. Have a video game night
  28. Cook a family favorite recipe together
  29. Pick 3 books to read together over the summer
  30. Make calm down jars
  31. Tie-dye t-shirts or socks or shorts or anything you can think of!
  32. Make a rainstorm in a glass
  33. Start working on your Halloween costumes for the fall
  34. Make a frozen volcano
  35. Support local businesses! Check out sites like Groupon for budget-friendly activities, classes, tours, and lessons in your area
  36. Play tourist for a day - visit all the popular, touristy spots in your city! Here in Memphis, we could visit Graceland, see the Peabody ducks, ride on the trolleys downtown, and eat at one of the many well-known, local BBQ restaurants.
  37. Dye (or paint, or chalk) everyone's hair fun, non-permanent colors
  38. Visit a local farmer's market
  39. Play in the rain
  40. Make your own Giant Jenga for the backyard